By Kelli Bland
USAREC Public Affairs
June 27, 2017
FORT KNOX, Ky. - U.S. Army Recruiting Command leaders and staff said goodbye to the deputy commanding general for operations during a change of responsibility ceremony here today.
Brig. Gen. Donna Martin leaves USAREC after two years in the position to return to her roots and become the commandant of the Military Police Corps at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, in July.
"Donna has worked tirelessly to make USAREC an organization that inspires youth to become part of something bigger than themselves," said Maj. Gen. Jeff Snow, USAREC commanding general, during his ceremony remarks.
"She has clearly demonstrated the ability to lead and live the Army Values every single day," Snow added. "In addition to all she has done for USAREC and the Army, she has established herself as a role model for the women in the command."
During her tenure with the command, Martin established female engagement teams in every brigade to ensure young women could see the positive impact the Army has had on female Soldiers. She has served as an Army ambassador at national partnership events, shared her Army story across the country, appeared on national news outlets to promote the Army opportunity, and served as the task force commander for the 2015 All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
"I feel so very fortunate for having served in this great command," Martin said. "This job allows to you change lives. It is so personally and professionally rewarding."
During the ceremony, Martin turned over responsibility as the USAREC deputy commanding general for operations to Brig. Gen. Kevin Vereen, who currently serves as the commandant of the Military Police Corps. He will assume his new role here after relinquishing command to Martin at Fort Leonard Wood next month.